Meet Our Staff

Bro. Robbie Murden


Rev. Robbie Murden was born and raised a United Methodist.  He is a 1990 graduate of D’Iberville High School and 1995 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  While serving God as a full-time youth minister at St. Paul UMC in Ocean Springs, he answered his call to ordained ministry in 2002 and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University in 2005.  Robbie has served several churches across the MS Annual Conference since returning in 2005.

Robbie is married to Kristy Murden who is called to be a pastor’s wife every bit as much as he is a called to be a pastor.  He has two kids – Jaci and Rhett and a dog named Black Jack. Robbie and his family are excited to be serving the Lord at Safe Harbor UMC.

Rick & Cindy Hamm

Music Leaders

Linda Bishop


Born in Wilmington, DE. The oldest of 5 children, Linda started piano lessons at the age of 11 and began teaching beginners at the age of 14. Linda had her first church job at the age 16. She married her college sweetheart and had 3 children. Shefelt that being a mom was her greatest contribution and blessing. Linda continued to teach part time through the years and played for weddings, funerals, and occasionally substituted for church services but mainly loved singing in the choir. She feels very blessed to have this wonderful church family here at Safe Harbor and the awesome choir to sing with occasionally. Linda is the happy grandmother of 7 wonderful grand kids and considers herself a child of God more than anything.

Tracy George

Sunday School Superintendent

Tonia Lynd

Church Secretary/Treasurer

Tonia Lynd has served as the Secretary/Treasurer of Safe Harbor since March 2002 and is a lifelong resident of Jackson County. She has been married to Bruce Lynd  since 1985. They have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren-all residents of Jackson County and members of Safe Harbor. As an employee and member of Safe Harbor, Tonia loves what she does and views her work  more as a ministry than a job. The church office is available to you Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Paul & Angie Ring

Youth Leaders

Angela Nelson

Tweens Leader

Sandy Potts


Angela Peters

Nursery Leader

Robert and Nancy Schaefer

Amazing Gray's Leaders

Robert and Nancy Schaefer are the host and hostess of the Amazing Grays.  This is a ministry they feel is needed for the senior citizens of  Safe Harbor United Methodist Church.  Together they have hosted this ministry since January 2008 after Robert retired from Chevron with 34 years of service.  This is where their heart lies so that the Senior members are never forgotten.

If you are interested in joining this group, we meet on the second Thursday of each month at 11.00 a.m. at the church.  Please bring a covered dish of your choice as the chicken is provided by the Schaefer’s.

A special thanks to Mariea Pigg and Pat Miller for always helping each month.  No Age limit.  Come help us grow this ministry in the Love of Jesus Christ.